Systemwide Operations and Planning Advisory Group (SOPAG)

Years active: 1998-2013

NOTE: Beginning July 2013, the University of California Libraries launched a revised advisory structure. The groups within the previous structure are no longer active, including this group. See UC Libraries Advisory Structure (UCLAS) for information about the current structure.

Group Description

Developed: Issue Papers and Action Plans for consideration by the University Librarians.

Appointed: Task Forces and Strategic Issue Groups — Cross-functional teams to accomplish defined tasks or study specific issues in a specified time frame, e.g., develop a plan for cooperative cataloging of electronic content, develop a white paper on authentication, monitor performance of intercampus Interlibrary Loans. LAUC representation may be requested, when appropriate.

Appointed: All Campus Groups– On-going groups consisting of UC senior professional staff with similar portfolios. Each group will be comprised of one representative from each campus library and one from the CDL, e.g., Heads of Technical Services at all 10 UC Libraries; and a LAUC representative. Members are appointed by their University Librarian. A LAUC representative will also be a member of each All Campus Group and will be selected by the University Librarians from a slate of three candidates forwarded to the University Librarians by LAUC. Exception: the Human Resources Group reports directly to the University Librarians Group and does not contain a LAUC representative.

Roster at Time of Disbandment

UC Berkeley

Bernie Hurley
Director for Collection Services, Library Technologies, and the NRLF
University of California, Berkeley

UC Davis

Gail Yokote
Associate University Librarian for Sciences & Technical Services
University of California, Davis

UC Irvine

Vicki Grahame
Acting Assistant University Librarian, Technical Services
University of California, Irvine

UC Los Angeles

Susan Parker
Deputy University Librarian
University of California, Los Angeles

UC Merced

Emily Lin
Head, Digital Assets
University of California, Merced

UC Riverside

Ann Frenkel
Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services
University of California, Riverside

UC San Diego

Martha Hruska
Associate University Librarian, Collection Services
University of California, San Diego

UC San Francisco

Julia Kochi
Director, User Services and Collections
University of California, San Francisco

UC Santa Barbara

Gary Johnson
Associate University Librarian for Research and Scholar Services
University of California, Santa Barbara

UC Santa Cruz

M. Elizabeth Cowell (SOPAG Chair)
Associate University Librarian for Public Services
University of California, Santa Cruz

California Digital Library

Felicia Poe
User Experience Design Service Manager
California Digital Library, Office of the President

LAUC Representative

Lisa Rowlison de Ortiz
Director, Catalog Department
University of California, Berkeley

Reporting Groups

Activities and Groups: 2009 – 2013

Collections Space Planning Task Force

Digital Library Services Task Force (DLSTF)

Discovery Systems & Services Task Force

Next Generation Technical Services (NGTS)

Next Generation Melvyl

Project Management Skills Task Force

Project Management Work Group

Regional Library Facilities (RLF) Persistence Task Force

Shared Print in Place Task Force

Shibboleth Task Force

Activities and Groups: 1999 – 2008

Access Integration Task Force

Bibliographic Services

Collaborative Strategies for Archiving of Print in the Digital Environment Task Force

Collection Management Planning Group (CMPG): Review Process for Draft CMPG White Papers

Digital Preservation and Archiving Committee

Digital Reference Service Task Force

Digital Visual Resources Planning Task Force

Electronic Records Management Task Force

Electronic Resources Management System Planning Meeting (March 11-12, 2004)

Electronic Resources Management System Task Force (ERMS-TF)

Government Information Task Force

Government Information: Steering Committee on Implementing Shared Collections of Government Information

Government Information: The New Government Information Landscape: UC Opportunities for Shared Collections and Collaboration Workshop (October 28, 2004)

High-Volume Digitization Demonstration

Image Services Rollout Advisory Group (ISRAG)

SOPAG: Summary of Current and Recently Completed Activities

UC Collaborative Digital Projects: Principles, Roles, and Responsibilities

Privacy Policy

Meeting Minutes